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Quiet Talks With
The Family By Charles Edward Jefferson, D. D. Each member of the family comes in for attention in this series of quiet, straight from-the-shoulder talks. The message is fresh, virile and modern. Its style is intimate and friendly, and the book is one of the sort that could be read aloud with pleasure and profit in the family circle. PRICE, $1.00 NET, POSTPAID. Order from PRESBYTERIAN COMMITTEE OF PUBLICATION Richmond, Va. Texarkana, Ark.-Tex> INDIAN 11 ASKET S. Send for Catalogue of Basketa I buy direct from Indians. Saleable at Church Fairs. I pay all postage and take back all unsold. M. GILHAM, Highland Springs, - - California Wholesale and Retail whom they are located. God, who made man, and who understands thor oughly all his needs, gave him the one rest day in seven, not as a holiday, hut as a holy day, and when we allow it to be made a day of sports instead of a day of rest in order to worship and cultivate the spiritual life, we dishonor God, and rob man of one of God's most essential and most precious gifts to him. We would, therefore, most respect fully but earnestly petition our Presi dent and those associated with him in authority, who, we rejoice to know, are God-fearing, Christian men, to use their influence and power to safe guard, as far as possible, the Lord's day, and preserve it from desecration, and maintain it as a holy day of rest and worship. We also most earnestly call upon our Christian people to stand more earnestly and steadfastly than ever for the faith once for all delivered to the saints, and by their own con duct and their influence and their efforts, to do all in their power to maintain the Christian Sabbath, and thus obtain for themselves and for our nation the blessing which .God promises in His word to all who keep this law. Read Isaiah 58:13, 14. "If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honor able; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor speaking thine own words; then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I wil' cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." THE GREATER WAR. Egbert W. Smith. A recent letter from one of our missionaries in China closes with this prayer: "God grant that our people may not, during this awful war in Europe, forget the war we are waging against sin and Satan in this far country!" While we are training our boys for the Franco-Belgian front, let us re member that far-flung battle line in Asia, Africa and Latin America, which for years has been suffering for want of men and supplies. On our lonely missionary outposts ? amid the forests of Africa, on the hills of Korea, by the rivers of China, many of these heroes of the cross have fallen. Well might a native Chr'stian cry: "O winds that sweep over those who have died for a cause they loved moro than life, touch lightly, we beg, the sacred duat. O sun, touch gently with thy burning rays the lives of those who still live and toil. Let the story of their untiring energy and unwavering faith and hope in Jesus Christ be a perpetual inspiration to the children of God." While we remember our boys in khaki, let us not forgot those other soldiers of ours who in far distant lands are holding the line for Christ. This is no time to reduce their sup plies. Presbyteries EAST HANOVER. This Presbytery met September 25th in Hebron church In Dinwiddle county. The opening sermon was preached by the retiring moderator, Rev. W. W. Bain. Rev. H. J. Williams was elected moderator, and Rev. O. E. Buchholz temporary clerk. Rev. P. D. Thomas, Jr., was re ceived from Ebenezer Presbytery; Rev. Dr. H. S. Allyn from South of Minas Presbytery, Synod of Brazil, and Rev. Robert E. Lee Hayes from Black Hil's Presbytery, U. S. A. A call from Hopewell church for the pastoral services of Rev. F. D. Thomas, Jr., was placed in his hands, and he was allowed to hold it until the spring meeting, and permission was given him to supply the pulpit until that time. Commissioners to the General As ( Continued on page 16) OSKALOOSA COLLEGE Oskaloosa, Iowa. Graduate, Divinity, Normal, Commercial, Preparatory and Music by mail and in residence. Degrees conferred. Grades from standard Institutions and Conference work accepted. Prices reasonable. Pav hv installment* Catalog 1776 Hampden-Sidney College 1917 "The Ideal Southern College." Thorough work. Healthful location. Christian influenced. High ideals. Choice associations. Expenses moderate. 14 unit entrance reauiremenfc. Confers B A., B. 8., M. A.. B. Lit. New gymnasium. Large athletit field. Tennis courts. Running track. Thorough Military Training next session. Session begins September 12, 1917. For catalogue address PRESIDENT H. TUCKER GRAHAM. D. D.. Hampden -Sidney. Va. Bryn Mawr School for Individual Development (Successor to Dixie School. Richmond. Va.) Day and Boarding School For backwardness, speech defects, nervous irritability, etc. School subjects taught. In keeping with latest research in psycolojry and medicine. Consultation, Tutoring, Vocational Guidance. ALICE C. HINCKLEY. M. A.. Director Box 96 Bryn Mawr. Pa. Minutes of the General Assembly, Page 67. "We recommend that the General Assembly engage now, led by the Moderator, in prayer that our people may be able and willing to give the $1,925,000 named as needful for the benevolent causes (of the Assembly) and that the pastors be urged to lead their people in definite prayer for the amount mentioned throughout the year." THREE MILLION DOLLARS NEEDED FOR BENEFICENCE Gave Per 1916-1917 Member $ 498,808 $8.96 139,528 8.78 62,462 6.52 152,186 5.93 298,829 5.85 94,146 5.29 143,178 4.72 46,776 4.69 81,202 4.64 49,768 4.52 172,448 4.51 93,248 4.49 42,211 4.24 65,355 3.40 63,006 3.07 8,450 2.31 484 .36 $2,012,085 If the Synod of North Carolina accepts $650,0 00 as her quota of Three Million Dollars, do you believe North Carolina will fail to subscribe that amount? % If Virginia assumes $465,000 as her quota, will Virginia fall to raise that amount? Will Texas subscribe $270,000 If she assumes that amount as her quota? Will Georgia assume $240,000 as her quota and fail to raise it? Will South Carolina fall to raise $225,000 as her quota? Will Appalachla fall to raise $160,000? Would Missouri or Kentucky fall to raise $15 0,000 each if they assumed that as their quota? Will Tennessee fall to raise $130,000? Will Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama fall to raise $100,000 if they assume that amount as their quota? Will Florida, Arkansas or West Virginia fall to raise $80,000 as their quota? Will Oklahoma fall to raise $15,000? Will our new Synod of Christian-colored men and women fail to raise $5,000 as their quota of $3,000,000? Not a single Synod will fall! Needed Synod 1918-1919 North Carolina $ 650,000 Appalachia 160,000 Louisiana 100,000 Georgia 240,000 Virginia 465,000 Missouri 150,000 South Carolina 225,000 Florida 80,000 Tennessee 130,000 Arkansas 80,000 Texas 270,000 Kentucky 150,000 West Virginia 80,000 Mississippi 100,000 Alabama 100,000 Oklahoma 15,000 Afro-American 5,000 $3,000,000 ASK YOUR ELDERS! ASK YOUR DEACONS! The Southern Presbyterian Church can and will oversubscribe the $3,000,000 If wo but try! Consult your bankers, merchants, farmers, manufacturers, the godly men and women or your church. Ask them If the church Is able and willing to raise $3,000,000 for beneficence. "PltESBYTERl AN ELDER." . 1323 Pickens St., Columbia, S. C.